A Composer’s Last Symphony


Max Miller Poetry

His orchestra is the nursing home,

His pulse rate bleeps like a metronome.

The nurse explains the effects of the stroke,

As the violins soar, he hums and he croaks.

The drop of the drip keeps his tune strict in time,

Farewells from loved ones as bells start to chime.

‘He’s lost all response on the left of his brain’,

The music still flowing as he goes insane.

He declares that he’s written a symphony,

Just where doctors play Trumpet and Timpani.

The stethoscope beats like the sound of a drum,

He sings from Bedlam as his body goes numb.

A flutter of flutes as his soul mate she wails,

The sea of musicians is where he will sail.

Wild flailing arms as he tries to conduct,

‘He’s having a fit’ the Doctor deducts.

Andante then Lento the symphony slowing,

The violins quiet but the flutes are still growing.


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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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